SOS Jersey wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year that includes time around our beautiful coastline! Here’s a letter to you all from SOSJ’s founder and Co-ordinator, David Cabeldu.
The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline our concerns as to
SOS Jersey are moderately pleased to report that the pile of contaminated soil at the IFC was at least (mostly) covered today. We wonder why, however,
ASBESTOS – HOW MUCH & WHAT PROTECTION? …And what is Environmental Health doing? SOS Jersey are strongly concerned with the asbestos situation regarding the SoJDC excavations for the International Finance Centre.
It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief overview of what
Jersey States Ministers to do with the environment have issued a media release in response to our last report. They have also issued a more detailed statement. As expected, the releases are
Following several months of complaints sent to SOS Jersey by members of the public relating to possibly contaminated dust and water escaping from the Esplanade site, the Environment Department have finally responded following an internal investigation.
‘The Jersey International Finance Centre as presently constituted is not considered viable and is unlikely to to even fund the cost of the underground car park needed to replace the parking on site, let alone generate the previously step return
SOS Jersey yesterday lodged a complaint to the Planning and Environment Department with regard to breaches in the Planning Conditions set out for Building 4, the Esplanade car park. This comes after months of complaints received by our organisation from
Is this contaminated dust blowing over the top of the hoardings? Last time dust was blowing over we were assured it was from the inert top soil… well, that has now gone, so this dust must be from the infill,
As work progresses alongside the Esplanade, drilling continues across the site. The main pit to the north abutting the Esplanade is now exposed to view to our site cam.
(Please Share) Tonight’s JEP carries an article encapsulating our recent posts here and their own enquiries from various States Departments. Last Month, on 15th July, Treasury Minister Senator Alan Maclean assured the States that there would be vey little contamination. However…
It’s still serious, but not as serious as we thought, on the asbestos front – more on this soon – and not OK on the ash deposits.
DAY 41- DEEP DRILLING STARTS — Sample results still awaited — Load refused at La Collette due to asbestos contamination — Dust monitoring on site is now running – ‘only 2 high readings so far’ — Dust monitors for public
THE RUSTY OLD ASBESTOS CONTAINERS – ‘JERSEY’S NO 1 HEALTH RISK’ (Deputy Kevin Lewis, last Minister TTS) After years of inaction, then three years of stalemate between the Planning and Environment and TTS departments, ‘Jersey’s No 1 Health risk’ –
Senior members of TTS will meet SoJDC tomorrow (Fri 24 July) to discuss the protocol of the forthcoming excavation into the contaminated Esplanade car park. Whilst the project is politically sensitive and the COM are desperate to drive ahead seemingly
WANTED! A ‘NO NEWS’ OUTCOME The best outcome will be ‘no news’! Read on to see why we say that.
DOES THIS LOOK RIGHT TO YOU?! SOSJ ‘Sitecam’ today.
THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE – AN ADVISORY WARNING This week SOS Jersey has been sent several photos by members of the public recording the beginning of the work on the Esplanade car park. Yesterday we received calls that clouds of
SOS Jersey would like to thank SoJDC’s managing Director Lee Henry and Finance Director Simon Neal for meeting with two of our representatives yesterday afternoon (06 July 2015). To be clear, we do not want this development but, if it is to
Up until very recently, Environment Minister Deputy Steve Luce was hopeful Defra would say yes to taking our asbestos stockpile off-Island for treatment – but suddenly hopes have been dashed. So, what happens next with this toxic legacy?
Jersey is currently stuck with many, many containers of asbestos which are in old, damaged storage units exposed to the elements. To read the shocking background to this story, click here. To find out how Kurion could help us, read
After 18 months of campaigning to have Jersey’s many full, old and dodgy asbestos containers safely dealt with, SOS Jersey believe that there is a technology currently available that will avoid the spectre of ‘temporary burial’. The possible solution is
Friends and followers of Save Our Shoreline Jersey may be aware that for some time we have been working hard to try to save this section of the Town Heritage Sea Wall and Promenade from imminent destruction. The plans before
A year ago SOSJ started the process of ‘stocktaking’ hazardous substances that were being stockpiled at La Collette. These included the APCr toxic incinerator ash and the growing number of rotting shipping containers filled with asbestos and asbestos contaminated materials.
“This material is a major hazard to health and no concentration of asbestos dust may be presumed safe.” (Source: Lancet, March 1995)
The second part of Save Our Shoreline’s look at what lies beneath the St. Helier Waterfront and the dreadful legacy that it has left.
No.4 Jersey International Financial Centre, The Esplanade, St. Helier – P/2012/1141 The first phase of the new Esplanade Quarter plans have been submitted.
A critical problem at La Collette: 217 containers full of dangerous asbestos waste pile up at La Collette: A year’s worth of highly toxic APCr incinerator ash is already stockpiled. SOSJ believe that no toxic waste should be buried at